Lansing Organization Partners With County To Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
A nonprofit in Lansing works with the Ingham County Health Department to help eradicate vaccine inequality. The Cristo Rey Community Center hosts walk-in vaccine appointments for the community.
Marino Baca Carmona was one of dozens of people who received a COVID-19 vaccine in the walk-in clinic of the Cristo Rey Community Center on Tuesday. He said it was easy and accessible to come here.
“It’s always good to have a vaccine when you’re traveling or just around groups of people who travel frequently. It is good to take care of our health, “he said.
Joe Garcia, the CEO of Cristo Rey, said he hoped to remove any barriers people face in trying to access the vaccine.
“We aim for lower incomes, fewer resources and vulnerable populations in general to ensure they have equal access to get the vaccine,” he added.
According to Garcia, it will be a priority for the organization to assist bilingual people with vaccination.
“We try very hard because we are very aware that people feel comfortable. Everyone is treated with the dignity, dignity and respect they deserve,” he said.
The next accessible vaccination clinic will take place on Monday morning in the Cristo Rey Community Center in Lansing.